clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Report: Mike Holmgren Wants To Stay With Browns But Joe Banner On The Way With Jimmy Haslem

With Jimmy Haslam set to be introduced as the new majority owner of the Cleveland Browns on Friday, reports of other leadership changes in the organization continue to develop.

Jason LaCanfora reported earlier in the day on Thursday that former Philadelphia team president Joe Banner could join Haslam in Cleveland, but with Mike Holmgren still in that position, the move was not a "slam dunk." Now, according to Mary Kay Cabot, Banner will indeed come to Cleveland with Haslam, leaving Holmgren's status in limbo.

Prior to this tweet, Cabot reported on Holmgren expressing an interest in staying with the Browns as team president, although he didn't want to comment on possibly working alongside Banner.

Holmgren is in the third year of a five-year contract that pays him about $8 million a year. Asked if he hopes to be here through 2012, he said, "I hope to, but we'll see."

"I've been in this business a long time and we'll just see how that goes," he said. "Right now anything like that would be premature."

Holmgren spoke with Haslam on Wednesday and mentioned the effort to keep things as normal as possible around the team despite the ownership change.

For more coverage of the Browns' new ownership, stay locked with this StoryStream. Be sure to check out Dawgs By Nature for more Browns news.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.